Daniel Doherty

Momentous news:

The kidnapping and subsequent brutal slayings of three Israeli teenagers last June (one of whom was an American citizen) first inflamed the violence between the state of Israel and Hamas.

On Monday, both sides agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

Sit tight for updates.

UPDATE: For what it's worth, a new Gallup poll out today shows Americans still strongly back Israel in the present conflict:

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UPDATE: Click through to see video evidence of Hamas' unethical and inhumane tactics to maximize civilian casualties in Gaza.

Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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